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Value-Based Innovation Consultant

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Provider Services
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 


This job works closely with management and is responsible for developing new reimbursement models for the Organization's strategic partners and initiatives.  The individual will serve as the main point of contact for all things related to a Strategic Partners value-based program both internally and externally.  The incumbent influences value-based payment integration into the overall enterprise strategy through collaboration with Senior-level internal/external stakeholders. The role will serve as a strategic advisor and partner to the organizations most critical provider partners. They will work to ensure the development, efficiency, and effectiveness of advanced value-based payment models, including customized development, VBR Design models is in alignment with the provider partnership. The job works closely with leadership and other stakeholders to develop, coordinate and manage analysis accompanying existing and new reimbursement models, as well as provide analysis in the development and support of VBR projects required to make effective business decisions and recommend innovative approaches to VBR models. Serves as a liaison among numerous internal customers, including but not limited to VBR team members, operations, implementation, actuary, and advanced analytics and reporting.  There is a significant emphasis placed on frequent and meaningful interactions with business segment and functional department executive/senior leadership to ensure that new reimbursement initiatives and existing program improvements are deployed with our most advanced partners.  This will require engagement with Health Plan Management (SVPs, VPs, Directors, etc.) and provider leadership (CFOs, CMOs, VPs, etc.) in formal and informal situations, and strong demonstration of analytical, communicative, and influencing skills. 


  • Assist in development of the overall conceptualization, strategy alignment, and high-level design of new value-based reimbursement models for PCPs, specialists, and health systems across the Organization's footprint, based on deep understanding and knowledge of trends in other areas of the country with both government and private payers.  Programs will include but not be limited to pay-for-value programs, episode payments, prospective bundled payments, gain share and risk share models and will be implemented for the Organization's  Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, ACA, and commercial populations with the goal of maximizing quality while reducing healthcare costs.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in both the public and private reimbursement space, including new innovative models developed by CMS to ensure seamless integration and that the organization is ahead of the curve with regard to our strategy. 
  • Work with reimbursement, actuary, and analytic departments to ensure that operational capabilities are built in line with the strategic roadmap to ensure maximum flexibility and speed to market.
  • Work closely with colleagues at AHN and the Organization, support in the development of AHN specific reimbursement models as part of our strategy and as a means to pilot new programs. 
  • Serve as a resource for the enterprise on issues related to value-based reimbursement, including impact to organizational strategic efforts or new programs in development at AHN.  
  • Work closely with market leads and others across the enterprise to support the development of  targeted reimbursement models that support enterprise strategic initiatives that might fall outside of planned value-based reimbursement designs and/or to serve as a focus of innovation.
  • Support strategic provider relationships to understand the current health care delivery state, readiness for change, test value based programming concepts and components, identify key partners, identify and proactively communicate market transformation concepts with provider and professional advocacy societies and key thought leaders. 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert working in concert with provider relations and clinical transformation consultants to explain new programs and results to key provider partners.
  • Build collaborative relationships within the organization, external local, regional and national healthcare industry leadership to both inform market transformation strategies as well as to externally advance the organization's vision for care delivery transformation.  Relationships will include internal areas of the enterprise such as the strategic, financial, and clinical leadership of the enterprise, in addition to the multiple areas of health plan. External organizations by example include America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Office of Clinical Affairs. 
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelors Degree


  • None


  • Masters Degree - MBA, MHA, MPH, MSc (Health Care Related)



  • 5-7 years of experience in healthcare, and/or healthcare insurance, consulting, administration or related area
  • 2-3 years of experience in value-based reimbursement, through managed care contracting, provider reimbursement, consulting, population health delivery or related areas


  • 2-3 years in provider facing role
  • 1-2 years Provider Reimbursement
  • 1 – 3 years in Health Insurance Industry, Consulting, or Clinical Services



  • None


  • None


  • Analysis of business problems/needs
  • Analytical Skills
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Presentation Delivery
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Project Management skills
  • Training/Education skills
  • Consulting
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Modeling

Language Requirement (other than English)


Travel Required

0%- 25%


Position Type


General Description for Office-Based Positions

An employee in this position works in an office environment.  The position frequently requires the employee to communicate well with others both inside and outside the workplace (e.g., in person, via telephone, via email).  The employee must be able to understand, interpret and analyze data, solve problems, concentrate, and research, use available technological resources and systems (e.g., computer programs), multi-task, prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines to complete essential tasks.  The employee generally works in a fast-paced and frequently stressful environment, must attend work on a regular and reliable basis as well as adhere to all workplace policies, and may be called upon to work outside regular business hours.

Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Does Not Apply

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Does Not Apply

Physical work site required 


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Does Not Apply

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Does Not Apply

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 

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